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Community Development Commission

700 West Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone (626) 262-4511
Website: lacdc.org and hacola.org

Administers the County’s housing and community development programs, such as economic development and business revitalization.  Operates low-income housing programs including:  more than 3,000 public and affordable rental units; approximately 23,000 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) for rent subsidies; and financing and technical assistance to non-profit and for-profit developers of affordable housing.  Makes federal Community Development Block Grant funds available for projects and programs in unincorporated areas and approximately 50 cities.  Offers grants and loans to first-time homebuyers and to low-income homeowners to rehabilitate their properties.  Primary funding is from federal grants and loans.

Public Housing 
For program information, visit www.hacola.org or call (626) 262-4510, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Please be advised that the waiting list is closed for the public housing program.

Section 8 Programs 
For program information, visit www.hacola.org, or call (626) 262-4510, Antelope Valley Office (661) 575-1511, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please be advised that the waiting list is closed for the Section 8 program.

Economic Development Programs and Business Loan Programs 
Phone (626) 262-4512

Housing Rehabilitation Grant and Loan Programs
Phone (626) 586-1841

Community Development Block Grant Program 
Phone (626) 586-1760

Homeownership Programs 
Phone (626) 586-1837

Residential Sound Insulation Program (Athens, Lennox and Del Aire only) 
Phone (626) 586-1797

Development of Affordable Single and Multifamily Housing 
Phone (626) 262-4512

Traffic Administration Services
For information regarding traffic violator schools, or to obtain a list of traffic violator schools for the County of Los Angeles, please visit www.latrafficschoolinfo.com, or call (800) 555-4452.

Commuter Bus Service Programs

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968

Serves as County liaison with the agencies that provide the commuter bus services from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley into the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Composting

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3554
Website: http://CleanLA.com or http://smartgardening.com

Conservatorship

(See Public Guardian)

Conservatorship Petitions

Superior Court

Elder law clinics are located in the following courthouses: Central, Pasadena, Norwalk, and Van Nuys.

Assistance is provided with conservatorships and elder abuse restraining orders.

Consumer & Business Affairs, Department of

Rm. B-96, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Website: http://dcba.lacounty.gov
E-mail: dca@dcba.lacounty.gov

Phones:

(800) 593-8222 or

(213) 974-1452                                                                     
Consumer Counseling, Complaint Investigation, Mediation, Outreach and Foreclosure Prevention
(213) 974-9759 Small Claims Court Advisor Services
(323) 881-3964 Office of Small Business/Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Counseling and Dispute Resolution Unit

Provides consumer counseling, small claims advice, and mediation services. Also includes the Department’s Volunteer and Internship Program. Provides answers to questions and Department resources for resolving disputes, refers consumers to other appropriate resources, and identifies fraud complaints to be submitted to the Department for investigation.

Complaint Investigations Unit

Resolves consumer fraud, identity theft and real estate fraud through complaint investigation and advocacy. Works with law enforcement, prosecuting and regulatory agencies to identify and investigate appropriate consumer, identity theft and real estate fraud cases for referral to prosecuting agencies for civil or criminal prosecution. Investigates referrals relating to elder financial abuse and foster youth identity theft.

Consumer Education and Public Outreach

Coordinates the Department’s communication efforts with the public. This includes organizing and developing: speaking engagements, workshops, tabling events and consumer education fairs; the Department’s website and social media sites; the Department’s brochures, news articles, photos, and other written materials in Plain Language; media relations and interview requests; and relations with other departments, agencies and the offices of local elected officials.

Foreclosure Prevention Unit
133 N. Sunol Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90063 

Offers free, reliable assistance to help homeowners avoid becoming a victim of foreclosure fraud. Works directly with lenders to explore all options to save consumers’ homes. Coordinates with law enforcement, and prosecuting and regulatory agencies to identify and investigate real estate fraud cases for referral for civil or criminal prosecution.

Office of Small Business/Procurement Technical Assistance Center
1100 North Eastern Avenue, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90063 

Provides workshops and training for businesses on selling goods and services to the County, the State, the Federal government, certifying your business, and other technical assistance. This includes offering information to prospective business owners, such as license and permit requirements, upcoming events, and how to register to be a County, State, and Federal vendor. Provides links to procurement websites for County departments, Federal and State governments, cities and other public jurisdictions.

 

Contracting

Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-3101

Provides expertise and leadership for the development of contracts and compliance with County contracting policies and procedures.

Vendors are asked to register online and list the types of commodities or services for which they are interested in submitting bids to the County. The address is camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven

For information on currently open solicitations for bids to provide services to the County, check the following website: camisvr.co.la.ca.us/lacobids/

Other useful websites are the Doing Business with Us at lacounty.info/doing_business/main_db.htm and the Los Angeles County Office of Small Business at laosb.org

Convalescent Homes

(See Health Facilities Inspection Division)

Cooperative Extension

4800 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2267
Fax: (323) 260-5208
Website: celosangeles.ucdavis.edu

Provides free or low-cost educational programs for residents of Los Angeles County in locations convenient for the community.  Staff and volunteers provide and encourage the use of current research-based information in nutrition, family and consumer science, youth development, gardening, commercial horticulture, agriculture and natural resources.  Coordinates the 4-H Youth Development Program, the Master Gardener Program, the Farm Advisor, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Network for a Healthy California Latino and Power Play Campaigns for Los Angeles County residents.  Provided through a partnership of the County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of California, dating back to 1914.

Antelope Valley Office -
2323 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. B
Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 575-1511
Fax: (661) 266-1874

Coroner - Medical Examiner

1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0512 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(323) 343-0714 (24 hour)
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

Inquires into and determines the cause, manner and circumstances of death in all unnatural, suspicious, unusual, violent, sudden and unattended deaths. The cause of death is determined by investigation, post mortem examination and laboratory testing. The department is also responsible for correctly identifying the deceased, notifying the legal next of kin, and making proper disposition of remains.


Gift Shop:
"Skeletons in the Closet"
1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0760
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

Coroner memorabilia (T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, personalized toe-tag key chains, beach towels, etc.)

County Charter

The County Charter can be accessed on the Internet at http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf. The citizens of Los Angeles County approved the Charter in 1913 to provide greater freedom of governance within the framework of state law. There have been a number of voter-approved amendments throughout the years.

County Clerk

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Website: http://lavote.net

Marriage License/Marriage Ceremonies - Room 1002
Phone (562) 462-2137

Business Filings and Registrations, Room 2001
Phone (562) 462-2177

Notary Filings - Room 2001
Phone (562) 462-2177

County Code

Website: http://ordlink.com/codes/lacounty/index.htm 

Contains most of the administrative and regulatory ordinances adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  It can be accessed on the Internet.

County Counsel

Rm. 648, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1811
Website: http://counsel.lacounty.gov

Acts as the legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, County officers and departments, special districts and certain other public agencies, such as Metro. Represents the Department of Children and Family Services in protecting the interests of children in dependency hearings and appellate proceedings. Works to protect the County from loss and risk associated with its day-to-day operations, and with the assistance of outside counsel, represents the County's interest in all levels of State and federal courts.

Advises on the law as it applies to County operations; drafts legal documents, represents all County departments in civil actions, as well as workers’ compensation matters, and serves as issuer's counsel on funding issues.

Also assists in presenting the County's position in the state Legislature and before state and federal regulatory agencies and administrative hearing boards.

County Morgue

(See Health Services, Department of)

County Veterans Services Office

Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee

Rm. 520, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-8398
Fax: (213) 613-2711
Website: www.ccjcc.info 

Established in 1981 by the Board of Supervisors to bring together the elements of a local justice system that is as large and complex as typical statewide structures. Improves the effectiveness and efficiency of the local criminal justice system by strengthening interagency communication, cooperation, and coordination among city, county, state, and federal agencies.  Serves as a unique policy-level forum for the development and coordination of strategies to improve the justice system’s operation.  Provides oversight of various multi-agency initiatives, ranging from criminal justice-drug treatment programs to DNA sample collection policies.

Countywide Equity Oversight Panel

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Room B-26
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 974-9868
Hot Line: 1-855-999-CEOP (2367)
Website: https://ceop.bos.lacounty.gov/

The County Equity Oversight Panel (CEOP) is an independent oversight body comprised of employment law experts with the authority and responsibility for reviewing County equity investigations under the County Policy of Equity and making recommendations to County Department Heads concerning the disposition and discipline.

Court Records

Copies of recent court documents - including orders regarding dissolutions of marriage and judgments of dissolutions, probate, name changes, criminal and civil cases – may be available at the courthouse in the judicial district where the case was handled.  Conduct case research online at www.lasuperiorcourt.org to determine where the case was heard. If the case concluded more than 10 years ago, records are likely at the Archives and Records Center, 222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012. (No phone orders are accepted).

Some post-1999 civil case documents for cases heard at Stanley Mosk Courthouse may be found online at www.LACourt.org/Onlineservices/Civildocumentimages, where they can be purchased and downloaded.

In the Central District, visit or write the certification section in Rm. 112 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles or call (213) 830-0803 for information.  (No phone orders will be accepted.)

Ordering case documents requires a case number. To search for a civil case number, provide the names of the parties and the year the case was filed to civil index staff members. If the civil case was filed in 1965 or earlier, call the civil index clerk at (213) 830-0803.  For civil cases filed after 1965, call the civil index clerk at (213) 830-0803.  (An in-person index fee for civil searches costs $25 per name if a search takes more than 10 minutes.)

Criminal case index searches for criminal cases filed before 1956 are performed at the Archives and Records Center, 222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012; criminal cases filed 1957 and later are indexed at the Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., Rm. M-6, Los Angeles 90012.   (California law allows misdemeanor case records to be destroyed five years after their disposition.)

 --Purchase case document copies in person at the Archives and Records Center, 222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.  Public phone hours are from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., to 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  (213) 830-0198.
--Mail requests for case documents to Archives and Records Center, 222 N. Hill St., Rm. 212, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Enclose a check, payable to the Los Angeles Superior Court, to cover the copying cost of documents, which is 50 cents per page and a certification fee of $15 per document.  If the document is a final judgment of divorce, add $15 for the certification fee.  If the copies are for official use in another country, there is a $20 fee for exemplification. If you do not know the number of pages or the cost for copies, write below the long dollar line on your check the phrase: “Not to exceed $30.  The clerk processing the order will fill in the actual amount and return a receipt with the copies.  Please enclose a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope.  Allow six to eight months for processing.
--Divorce records may be ordered online at www.LACourt.org

Court Records, Civil Cases

Superior Court
Website: www.LACourt.org/onlineservices/Civil/CivilCaseDocumentImages

Allows the public, for a fee, unlimited downloading from the court’s website of civil records in lawsuits greater than $25,000 filed at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles.  The public may search for documents filed since 1997 by either a case number or a party name.